2020 Important Dates

Fall 2020 Academic Schedule

DateDay of WeekEvent
April 1WednesdayFinancial aid priority deadline
August 4TuesdayStaff Convocation
August 10 - 14Monday - FridayOpen Enrollment
August 17MondayFall Faculty Convocation
August 18TuesdayCampus Workshops; Residence Hall check-in for students with housing assignments 10:00 a.m.-5:00 pm.
August 19WednesdayAdvising/Registration - All faculty return (Notice: This is the final registration for full semester and first-term classes, there will be no late registration period)
August 20ThursdayAll full term and 1st term HyFlex
August 24MondayOnline Classes Begin
September 7MondayLabor Day holiday (classes that meet on Monday nights only will make-up on Friday, September 11)
September 15Tuesday2020 -21 Mississippi State Aid application deadline (MTAG, MESG, etc.)
September 30WednesdaySecond payment of total fees due
October 1Thursday2021-22 Mississippi State Aid application opens (MTAG, MESG, etc.)
October 12-13Monday - TuesdayColumbus Day holidays (All offices closed; Residence Halls remain open)
October 14-16Wednesday - FridayMidterm exams for full term classes
October 15-16Thursday - FridayFinal exams for first term classes
October 19MondayAll 2nd term HyFlex and online classes begin. Midterm grades due for full term courses
October 30FridayFinal payment of total fees due
November 1SundayFall 2020 Degree/Diploma application deadline; Spring semester Health Sciences Division application deadline (Physical Therapist Assistant, Health Care Assistant, Practical Nursing and Associates Degree Nursing Programs); Spring 2021 Gala Scholarship Application deadline
November 2MondayPriority Registration begins for Spring 2021
November 3TuesdayResidence hall room-reclaim begins for Spring 2021
November 20FridayResidence halls close 3:00 p.m.
November 23-27Monday - FridayThanksgiving holidays
November 29SundayResidence halls re-open 3:00 p.m.
December 10-16Thursday - WednesdayFinal examinations for full term courses and second term courses
December 16WednesdayResidence halls close at 3:00 p.m.
December 18FridayBegin Christmas holidays; Offices close 5:00 p.m.

Fall 2020 Refund and Withdrawal Schedule

TermLast day to withdraw with a "W" gradeLast day for 100% refundLast day for 90% refund    
Full TermOctober 29August 19September 4
1st 8 week termSeptember 28August 19August 27
2nd 8 week termNovember 20October 18October 26
MSVCC (online) Full TermNovember 6August 23September 7
MSVCC (online) Aug 8 week termOctober 2August 23August 31
MSVCC (online) Oct 8 week termNovember 27October 18October 26
MSVCC (online) Aug 4 week termSeptember 11August 23August 27
MSVCC (online) Sep 4 week termOctober 9September 20September 24
MSVCC (online) Oct 4 week termNovember 6October 18October 22
MSVCC (online) Nov 4 week termDecember 4November 15November 19

Fall 2020 Testing Schedule

DateExam TimeClass Time
Thursday, December 108:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.8:00 a.m.-9:20 a.m.TR
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m9:30 a.m.-10:50 a.m.TR
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m2:00 p.m.-2:53 p.m.MWF
4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.-5:20 p.m.TR
Friday, December 118:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.8:00 a.m.-8:53 a.m.MWF
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.10:00 a.m.-10:53 a.m.MWF
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.11:00 a.m.-11:53 a.m.MWF
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.-3:53 p.m.MWF
Saturday, December 128:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.Saturday morning classes
Monday, December 148:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.-9:53 a.m.MWF
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.12:00 p.m.-12:53 p.m.MWF
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.-1:53 p.m.MWF
4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.-5:20 p.m.MW
Tuesday, December 158:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.-12:20 p.m.TR
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.-2:20 p.m.TR
1:30 p.m.-2:50 p.m.TR
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.-4:20 p.m.TR
4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.-6:20 p.m.TR
Wednesday, December 168:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.Other classes

Evening class exams will be the last meeting of the semester during exam week.
Exams in all flexibly scheduled courses will be given during the last class meeting.

Spring 2021 Academic Schedule

DateDay of WeekEvent
December 18 - January 10Friday - Sunday (3 weeks)Merrymester
January 4MondayEmployees return to work
January 4-8Monday - FridayOpen Enrollment/Advisement (Notice: This is the final registration for full semester and first term classes, there will be no late registration period)
January 5-8Tuesday - FridaySpring Campus Meetings
January 7ThursdayResidence hall check in for students with housing assignments 10am-5pm
January 11MondayFull term and 1st term face-to-face classes begin
January 18MondayMartin Luther King, Jr. holiday
January 19TuesdayOnline classes begin
February 15-16Monday & TuesdayMardi Gras holidays; Full term Monday night only classes will make up on Friday, February 19 and full term Tuesday night classes will make up on Friday, February 26. (First term course make up dates will be made up at the discretion of the local dean.) Residence halls remain open.
February 26FridaySecond payment of total fees due in Business Office
March 1MondayGulf Coast STEM and Foundation & Alumni Scholarship application deadline
March 3 - 5Wednesday - FridayMidterm exams
March 4-5Thursday - Friday1st Term Final Exams
March 5FridayMidterm grades due for full term courses
March 8MondaySecond term face-to-face classes begin (see eLearning calendar for MSVCCC online classes)
March 12FridayResidence halls close 3:00 p.m.
March 15-19Monday - FridaySpring holidays
March 21SundayResidence Halls re-open 3:00 p.m.
March 31WednesdayFinal payment of total fees due in Business Office
April 1ThursdaySpring 2021 Degree/Diploma application deadline; Summer semester Health Sciences Division Application Deadline (Radiologic Technology)
April 2FridayGood Friday holiday (residence halls remain open)
April 12MondayPriority Registration begins for Summer & Fall 2021
April 13TuesdayResidence Hall Room Reclaim begins for Fall 2021
May 3 - 7Monday - FridayFinal examinations for full term courses and second term courses
May 6ThursdayResidence halls close at 3:00 p.m.
May 13ThursdayGraduation – Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center
May 15SaturdaySummer Semester Health Sciences Division Application deadline (Health Care Assistant, LPN to RN Traditional and Hybrid Options, and Surgical Technology Programs)

Spring 2021 Refund and Withdrawal Schedule

TermLast day to withdraw with a "W" gradeLast day for 100% refundLast day for 90% refund
Full TermMarch 23January 10January 25
1st 8 week termFebruary 17January 10January 19
2nd 8 week termApril 8March 7March 22
MSVCC (online) Full termApril 2January 18February 2
MSVCC (online) January 8 week termFebruary 26January 18January 26
MSVCC (online) March 8 week termApril 23March 14March 22
MSVCC (online) January 4 week termFebruary 5January 18January 22
MSVCC (online) February 4 week termMarch 5February 14February 18
MSVCC (online) March 4 week termApril 2March 14March 18
MSVCC (online) April 4 week termApril 30April 11April 15

* MSVCC (online) dates subject to change.

Spring 2021 Testing Schedule

DateExam TimeClass Time
Saturday, May 18:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.Saturday morning classes
Monday, May 38:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.8:00 a.m.-8:53 a.m.MWF
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.10:00 a.m.-10:53 a.m.MWF
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.11:00 a.m.-11:53 a.m.MWF
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.-3:53 p.m.MWF
Tuesday, May 48:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.8:00 a.m.-9:20 a.m.TR
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.9:30 a.m.-10:50 a.m.TR
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.-2:53 p.m.MWF
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.-3:50 p.m.TR
4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.-5:20 p.m.TR
Wednesday, May 58:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.-9:53 a.m.MWF
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.12:00 p.m.-12:53 p.m.MWF
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.-1:53 p.m.MWF
4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.-5:20 p.m.MW
Thursday, May 68:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.-12:20 p.m.TR
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.-2:20 p.m.TR
1:30 p.m.-2:50 p.m.TR
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.-4:20 p.m.TR
4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.-6:20 p.m.TR
Friday, May 78:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.Other classes

Evening class exams will be the last meeting of the semester during exam week.
Exams in all flexibly scheduled courses will be given during the last class meeting.

Summer 2021 Academic Schedule

DayDay of WeekEvent
May 28FridaySummer 2021 Registration
May 31MondayMemorial Day holiday (Make-up date June 4)
June 1TuesdayAll full-term and 1st term face to face and online classes begin
June 28Monday2nd term online begins
June 30WednesdayFinal payment of total fees due

Last day to complete the FAFSA for summer financial aid
July 1ThursdayFall 2021 Semester Health Sciences Division Application Deadline (EMT/EMS-Paramedic, Health Care Assistant, Practical  Nursing, Associate Degree Nursing, Medical Assisting, Medical Laboratory Technology, and Respiratory Care Technology Programs)

Fall 2021 Gala Scholarship Application deadline
July 2Friday1st term final exams; Registration for 2nd term
July 5 - 9Monday - FridaySummer Break
July 12Monday2nd term face-to-face begins
August 2 - 6Monday - FridayFull-term final exams (given during the last class meeting)
August 6Friday2nd Term Final Exams

Summer 2021 Refund and Withdrawal Scheduled

TermLast day to withdraw with a "W" gradeLast day for 100% refundLast day for 90% refund
Full TermJuly 13May 31June 8
1st 8 week termJune 22May 31June 3
2nd 8 week termAugust 2July 11July 14
MSVCC (online) Full TermJuly 9May 31June 8
MSVCC (online) 1st TermJune 18May 31June 4
MSVCC (online) 2nd TermJuly 16June 27July 1

* The refund deadline and last day to receive a “W” for short term, weekend and online classes vary.
Please contact the Admissions Office for questions regarding those dates.

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